Actor Jason Lee Has Left the Church of Scientology

Jason Lee and his wife Ceren Alkac are no longer practicing scientology.

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The My Name is Earl actor has been one of many celebrities to publicly discuss his practice in the church.

Lee and Alkac have been married for eight years and have two children together, Casper, 9, and Sonny, 4.

The family moved to Denton, Texas last year and told a local new outlet that he and his wife are clear of the church and looking forward to their lives in the new town.

"If [my wife] Ceren and I had an idea for a business, it certainly wouldn't happen at the cost of someone else's," Lee told The Dentonite. "And being that we don't practice Scientology, and that we aren't particularly interested in opening religious centers in general, we have no plans to open a Scientology center."

The 46-year-old actor acknowledged that he has been associated with Scientology in the past and confronted the rumors head on.

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"Quite a few rumors about me/us floating around but none of it's true," he said. "We're not here to buy up or change or take over Denton, put some kind of personal stamp on it. We're just here like anyone else who wants to be a part of Denton's very cool creative community, and to be involved and perhaps help where we can."

This article first appeared on Womanista.com